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Tues Fitness Hike: Picacho Mountain

Something a little different! Many of the normal organizers are gone this week, so a mutiny has occurred and some of the members have asked to do Picacho Mountain on this date instead. 

On Las Cruces West Mesa, Picacho Mountain is nearly the same height as Tortugas Mountain, but has more prominence when looking across the valley. 

High clearance or 4X4  is suggested for this hike as the road to the trailhead is dirt and can have some big potholes/drops. 

DISTANCE is variable depending on what we decide to do. Please plan between 2 and 6 mi.

ELEVATION GAIN is variable, but it is some 1000 ft to the top of Picacho Mountain.

FEES: None. Of course, if you carpool, please compensate your driver for gas!

DURATION: variable; we finish when we finish. Aim for getting done by 8:30 pm or earlier.

PET FRIENDLY? Yes. Bring a muzzle (you shouldn't need be told to bring a proper leash), and if you'd like to unleash, ask others before you do so.

SKILL LEVEL is variable. If you're a beginner, please come and let us know—we'll pick an easier route!

TERRAIN is loose, steep mountainside.

WEATHER is TBD,  it can be windy on the top.

AFTERWARDS is TBA; we usually decide during the hike.

MEET at:

• Las Cruces: 5:45 pm at the US Fairaces Post Office. See map: [masked]°N,[masked]°W (see on Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, USGS topo map). We will carpool from here so please do not be late!

MORE information:

• Map of area

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  • Cathy D.

    It was a really nice hike and enjoyable crowd

    1 · May 29, 2015

  • Lu H.

    Great hike!

    2 · May 27, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good hike.

    1 · May 27, 2015

  • Robert G.

    May 27, 2015

  • Chris

    Thank you Robert and Art for the hike. It was 'fun'. TY.

    1 · May 26, 2015

  • Cathy D.

    Great hike, thanks!

    3 · May 26, 2015

  • Kenny J.

    On my way

    May 26, 2015

  • Cathy D.

    We (two) could use a ride from the Post Office if someone still has space. We don't have a 4-wheel drive.

    May 26, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, there is a park just southwest of Picacho that is easy to get to. I use it all the time and you don't need a four wheel drive. My Escape does just fine. The trail goes up the back of the peak. People can go down the same way or around the peak and come up an arroyo. I can meet at the post office, pick up some people, and show the way to the park if you want.

    1 · May 25, 2015

    • Samat

      I'd love to know where this is…

      May 26, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can give you directions if you can't make it tonight.

      May 26, 2015

  • Art

    I have room for 3 people if needed from the Post Office.

    May 25, 2015

  • Lewis

    I need a ride as well. For 2

    May 22, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi lewis. i have room for two more

      May 23, 2015

    • Lewis

      Splendid! Please save em lol

      May 23, 2015

  • Alex S.

    can someone give me a ride from the post office?, my vehicle is not by any means a 4X4.

    May 22, 2015

    • Josephine

      See u at 5:15pm at Pic Quik on Sanoma Ranch.

      May 23, 2015

  • Robert G.

    I will have room for three because Gizelle is already riding with me!

    May 23, 2015

  • Lu H.

    Can someone living near hwy 70 and Sonoma Ranch pick me up to go on his hike? Tom has to work before and will be done before we get back do I won't have a car.

    May 20, 2015

    • Josephine

      Lu, l can give u a lift. Lets talk on Saturday's hike to arrange specifics.

      May 22, 2015

  • Chris

    If you don't mind Scott may I ride with you? I do not have my Jeep so a little worried about my car making it on that road. Thanks!

    May 20, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi chris. no problem at all

      May 22, 2015

    • Chris

      Thank you!!

      May 22, 2015

  • Karen C.

    I won't be back until Tues night but would love to do Picacho at a later date. We are moving out there this fall and looking forward to hiking back there.

    May 20, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    i can bring 3 people with me

    May 20, 2015

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